The second day had heavy waves and strong winds forecast. So I went directly to the big wave spot to meet some friends that were about to launch from there. There was a lot of whitewater, strong currents and outside there were some very heavy sets with good wind but not too strong. These sort of days I like to check from the land before going in because I really need to understand how it works, even though I know the place well because I’ve spent lots of time windsurfing and surfing there. But it’s important to check it to have plans in case of issues. After seeing what my friends were doing in the water, I decided to launch further down where there is a channel with no waves to go out, so very easy. It was 15 minutes to get upwind, but during that time the wind conditions got stronger and more offshore. I was overpowered with a 3.7. I tried two waves, completely out of control, too much wind, too choppy; I could not even get down the wave. When conditions get so difficult like that for me I prefer to leave it for another day, there are plenty of other nice sessions to enjoy here. And in fact, next day was for sure a lot smaller, but still some nice sets, and within one hour I got so many nice waves with extra clean bottom turns that I forgot about the previous day where I couldn’t enjoy any!
“During this week I took time off for 3 sessions, 3 good sessions, exceptional sessions I would say if I were not living here!”